Hell on the Border (2019) - Adventure, Biography, Western

Hohum Score

91

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Arkansas, 1875, After shooting 5 men to save a judge and then going into Indian Territory after a lethal outlaw, Bass Reeves becomes the first black deputy marshal west of Mississippi.

IMDB: 4.1
Director: Wes Miller
Stars: David Gyasi, Ron Perlman
Length: 106 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 6 out of 27 found boring (22.22%)

One-line Reviews (21)

Sadly I think more care and attention went into the songs and drawing out already boring scenes to the point of tears.

Buildings with beautifully fresh and smoothly sawn walls, houses with aluminium roofs, six shooters that didn't need reloading, disjointed action sequences moving at glacial speeds......

The script meanders too much and is dragged out to accommodate huge musical pieces that were clearly made for this movie.

Still entertaining and inspiring to learn more about the real Bass Reeves .

The drawing of the guns in the usual face offs you get in westerns are so slow it's just laughable and painful to watch.

I bought this on a whim because I love westerns and the story seemed intriguing.

In the most aspects of filmmaking, "Hell on the Border" is weak and painfully cliché.

The movie is really slow-moving, with a lot of (cliched) dialogue instead of action and a swift pace.

This was just too bland.

My family and I enjoyed it, and will watch again.

Same applies to the characters, though the duo of David Gyasi and Ron Perlman was at least mildly entertaining to watch.

Don't waste your time.

I *do* know that it feels evocative of the waning era of Reconstruction, that the inclusion of a group of Kansas exodusters is on-point for the time, that the actors do fine work with the material (including the villain), and that all the basic beats of the early stages of the Reeves story are here.

) Hell on the Border is based on a true story and a fascinating one at that.

Sound made it unwatchable

I mean it was acted well but with WAY too many music scenes over riding and long drawn out moments of boredom.

But anyway, definitely worth watching.

Most frustratingly, "Hell on the Border" is also a mess regarding all technical and aesthetical means - the cinematography is boring, even sketchy, the lighting & color grading's effortless and way too amateur, the whole movie has a drab, grey-ish, even ugly look.

Right from the start, viewers will see that the movie did not have much of a budget - cinematography looks almost like VHS quality, the locations are drab and boring, there's not much in the way of props, the costumes look too clean and too new, and the sets are really flimsy and cheap.

I found it entertaining and enjoyed it.

In portraying a mostly boring character.